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Tuesday, February 2, 2010



Here is sthe complete transcript of what Glenn Beck said on his FOX show of November 3, 2009:

BECK: These are the people that broke the system! It's broken because of corruption. Look, this is not about the things that you and I believe in. Progressives think they know better than you do. They want to control every aspect of your life. Workers of America unite against these people!

The smart grid is not about saving energy or helping the planet. It is about one person, the rich guy, paying more than another guy, the poor guy. He'll pay less. They call it social justice. They call it fair. They call it -- they call it anything but what it is: Marxism, spreading the wealth, leveling out the playing field.

There is one thing you cannot call any of these plans. You can't call it America. You can't do it. I told you yesterday buckle up your seatbelt, America. Find the exit. There's one here, here and here. Find the exit closest to you and prepare for a crash-landing because this plane is coming down because the pilot is intentionally steering it into the trees. Most likely, it will happen sometime after Christmas. You are going to see this economy come up -- we're already seeing it - - and now it's going to start coming back down again. And when you see the effects of what they're doing to the economy, remember these words: we will survive. We know we'll do better than survive. We will thrive -- as long as these people are not in control. They are taking you to a place to be slaughtered.

Roger Ailes, trying to cover Glenn Beck's arse, hilariously comes up with the lie that Beck was talking about Hitler and Stalin--which of course is obviously not true. 
Here is Glenn Beck denying what is on tape and on the transcript and trying to convince his listeners that he was talking in reference to some guy named Andy Stern--but read the whole piece--Andy Stern, Hitler, Stalin are not mentioned, nor does he say anywhere on the tape or transcript that the "truth" is being slaughtered.  
On his February 1 radio show, Beck suggested that he had never used the word "slaughtered" at all "if it wasn't in a context of Mao, Stalin, or Hitler." He then claimed that any such usage "was in the idea that the truth is being slaughtered by this administration, not saying that this administration is going to slaughter anyone":

BECK: I don't even know if I've ever used the word "slaughtered." And if I used the word "slaughtered," if it wasn't in a context of Mao, Stalin, or Hitler, it was in the idea that the truth is being slaughtered by this administration, not saying that this administration is going to slaughter anyone. I have said that progressives, this ideology has lead to the slaughtering of millions. It has, it has. In particular, eugenics.

Beck: "I've never used it on the air," but it referred to SEIU's Stern

On the February 2 edition of his radio show, Beck again suggested that he "never used" the word "slaughter" on the air in reference to the Obama administration because "I'm pretty sure that I would remember saying the administration was slaughtering people or was going to slaughter people." Beck then acknowledged that he did use the word, but that "I was talking about [Service Employees International Union president] Andy Stern in this particular piece of audio":
BECK: On yesterday's broadcast, I said I've never used the word "slaughter" on the air. I've never used it on the air. I -- because I'm pretty sure that I would remember saying the administration was slaughtering people or was going to slaughter people. That's a pretty hefty charge.

In other words, he's lying to his faithful FOX fans, who, in turn, love him for keeping them uninformed and pant-wetting fearful.  The functioning imbecile, Glenn Beck, laughs all the way to the bank at all who swallow his demagoguery, lies, and hysteria, and all they get is this deceitful shape-shifter, who continues to change his story even as evidence shows he's a dissembler. 
Glenn Beck:  One of FOX News, fair and balanced charlatans, and a very evil human being.
h/t Media Matters


From the HuffPost:

"Beck contended again and again and again, the whole time he was just talking about "the economy." Barack Obama is going to slaughter the economy. Even though he clearly said "taking you" not "taking the economy."

So, to review the ever-changing explanations: Beck never used the word "slaughter" -- until it was proven that he did. Then he only used it in reference to Mao, Stalin, or Hitler -- until it was proven that this wasn't the case. Then, when he used it, he wasn't referring to the Obama administration, he was referring to Andy Stern. Then he was referring to Obama -- but didn't mean it literally.
Got it? You might need to use Beck's trademark chalkboard to keep track.

The crux of the matter was never whether Glenn Beck really believes Barack Obama is planning to actually slaughter Americans. It's the damage being done by the inflammatory rhetoric and imagery he constantly uses. The evoking of "slaughter" and "killing sprees" and a president who "has a deep-seated hatred for white people" is meant to play into the public's legitimate anxiety over the economy -- and fan the flames of fear.

And that brings us back to the question I originally asked Roger Ailes on This Week: "Aren't you concerned about the language that Glenn Beck is using -- which is, after all, inciting the American people
It remains unanswered. "

People who continue to defend Glenn Beck are defending one of the worst demagogues this country has ever produced. He makes his money by lying to his audience and inciting hatred against the duly elected President of the United States.  He's a contemptible charlatan. 

 Examine the facts in this post--and we'll also see he's a  crass and cowardly dissembler.  He hasn't the integrity to own up to his own rhetoric when it is put in front of his face, and like the little worm that he is, tries to wiggle out of what is documented on tape and in the transcripts.


libhom said...

Roger Ailes lying????? What a shock!!!

Not a Troll said...

rotten of you shaw to compare morons to that imbecile glenn beck. morons are defined as having a mental development up to the age of 8 years and then it stops.

beck isn't that smart. i know 8 year olds and they're way smarter than the imbecile beck. an imbecile is defined as:

1. A stupid or silly person; a dolt.
2. A person whose mental acumen is well below par.

more accurate.

Arthurstone said...

Dick Nixon would be vastly amused to learn the political hack Roger Ailes has made a fortune in "journalism".

The J Mopper said...

All you need to know about Fox News is that when the Haiti earthquake hit they spent little, if any, time covering it when compared with MSNBC and CNN.

In this day and age almost all news is presented with some political bias (Fox to the right and MSNBC to the left). But the difference is that Fox employs hosts that blatantly lie and distort facts and then lie about having done it. And this all comes from the top of Fox.

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Shaw Kenawe said...

Guy from Brooklyn,

I'm sure your hero, the functioning moron, Glenn Beck, appreciates your dedication to defending his idiocy while he's laughing at you all the way to the bank.

Please go annoy some other blog with your silly taunts.

We only allow grown-ups to comment here.

I don't allow people to come here and insult my commenters--or me.

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tnlib said...

"Progressives think they know better than you do."

We do.

TAO said...

Its funny a friend of mine from college called me yesterday...he has been a producer for television news shows for 23 years...

ABC just fired him because they decided that his morals and standards were old fashioned and that the market wanted more 'opinion' and less fact checking.....

I just laughed and told him he lost his job to the 'spin nation' of Fox News....

Shaw Kenawe said...


How depressing.

Octopüß said...

TAO: "ABC just fired him because they decided that his morals and standards were old fashioned ..."

I remember a time when people had a "conscience," when there were business that practiced something called "ethics," when the code of Madison Avenue was "truth in advertising," and when political influence peddling was called "graft."

What is the opposite of old fashioned? Chicanery and corruption!

libhom said...

TAO: ABC is a very rightist corporation and has been for a long time. Walt Disney even helped finance the rise of Hitler.

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